We have made a lot of progress so far in 2017, and that’s all thanks to our colleagues at medical specialty societies and, of course, our diplomates. The American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Community Engagement Team attended 12 society meetings this spring in order to continue putting physician feedback at the forefront of improvements to the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Thank you to the physicians who attended ABIM’s discovery sessions to be a part of the change happening at ABIM and helping to co-create the future of board certification. A special thank you to all medical societies that hosted meetings that we were able to participate in via a discovery session or booth:
- March 17-19:American College of Cardiology- ACC.17
- March 30-April 1, 2017:American College of Physicians – ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2017
- April 1-4:Endocrine Society- ENDO 2017
- April 19-22: Society of General Internal Medicine- 2017 SGIM Annual Meeting
- May 1-4: Society of Hospital Medicine- Hospital Medicine 2017
- May 3-7: American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists- AACE 26th Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress
- May 6-9: Digestive Disease Week- DDW 2017
- May 10-13: Heart Rhythm Society- Heart Rhythm 2017
- May 10-13: Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions- SCAI 2017
- May 17-20: American Geriatrics Society- AGS 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting
- May 19–24: American Thoracic Society- ATS 2017
- June 1-6: American Society of Clinical Oncology- 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting
The Spring 2017 Internal Medicine Summit
Representatives from 32 societies joined ABIM for the Spring 2017 Internal Medicine Summit in Philadelphia on April 7. This meeting was an opportunity for IM community leaders to come together and discuss cross-cutting issues important to Internal Medicine. I earnestly extend my gratitude to the society leadership and staff who attended the Summit to engage in thoughtful peer-to-peer discourse on these topics.
This interactive meeting covered a number of important areas, including:
The new two-year Knowledge Check-In
Innovative approaches in collaboration between societies and ABIM
Measuring quality in a changing healthcare landscape
Exploring topics of importance to the future of Internal Medicine
Demonstrating value to physicians and patients in an era of uncertainty
The Spring 2017 Internal Medicine Summit was a seminal moment for ABIM and medical societies to reflect upon the challenges faced by the profession beyond just certification, and I thank the Summit’s more than 100 participants for actively participating in discussions. As a community, we must continue addressing the many challenges facing us in this new era of rapidly advancing technology and novel ways of communicating.
If you missed us this spring, there are many other opportunities to share your ideas and feedback. Check the Upcoming Events page for fall meeting dates, here. Join the ABIM Community Insights Network to be a part of an interactive community of your peers providing feedback to ABIM, here.